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Posted November 13, 2023 | 9:29 AM

Final Stop for the Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Announced for Hillsborough

In-person FEMA application assistance is available through Nov. 21

Was your residence or business impacted by Hurricane Idalia? The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are still active in Hillsborough County, helping residents find post-storm relief.

Three more opportunities for in-person support are available in Hillsborough - two upcoming town hall meetings and an extended mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC).

DRC Information

Mobile Disaster Recovery Center- Tuesday, Nov. 14, through Tuesday, Nov. 21
Desoto Park Trail Roundabout
2617 Corinne St.
Tampa, FL 33605

This site is an outdoor mobile set-up with tents and trailers. There will be signs directing visitors to the DRC.

DRC Hours of Operation

  • Tuesday, Nov. 14: 1 - 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15 - Tuesday, Nov. 21: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Town Hall Meetings

  • Tuesday, Nov. 14, 4 - 7 p.m.
    Town 'N Country Regional Public Library
    7606 Paula Dr., Suite 120
    Tampa, FL 33615-4116
  • Friday, Nov. 17, 4 - 7 p.m.
    Firehouse Cultural Center
    101 1st Ave. NE
    Ruskin, FL 33570

The mobile DRC and the town hall meetings are open to individuals, families, businesses, and nonprofits affected by Hurricane Idalia. FEMA representatives will help residents complete applications for individual assistance, hazard mitigation, housing, and unmet needs.

Representatives offering complimentary legal services and housing assistance will answer questions and assist with applications. In addition, FDEM, Veterans Affairs, and the Small Business Administration will answer questions and connect residents to resources.

FEMA Individual Assistance Deadline

The deadline for residents to apply for FEMA Individual Assistance is Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023.

To apply for FEMA disaster assistance and receive in-person support, visit the mobile DRC or town hall meetings listed above. To apply online, visit, use the FEMA app for smartphones, or call (800) 621-3362. Phone lines are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day. The assistance could include financial help for temporary lodging, basic home repairs, and other disaster-related expenses.


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